Dutch artist and designer Diddo Velema is known for his works of art designed to cater to the psychotic needs of human behavior. We have earlier told you about Diddo’s fashionable gas masks and the latest is ‘The Cure For Greed’ injection kit, which depicts human’s insatiable greed. ‘The Cure For Greed’ injection kit features a 24-karat gold plated syringe and a single 5 ml dose of dollar ink recovered from approximately $10,000. The process of extracting and recovering pigment from US currency was done over a period of 4 months. The ink is then re-stabilized, divided into individual doses and packaged into 5ml vials. The complete kit features one 24 karat gold plated syringe, one dose of stabilized pure dollar ink and two 24-karat gold plated needles, packaged in a personally monogrammed custom-made mahogany or walnut box.
The conversational work of art sure seems like its straight out of ‘In Time,’ the sci-film starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, set in a world in which time has replaced money as accepted currency.
Diddo Velema says, “My main point is that we are humans and that this human behavior, which has served our species so well throughout history is still an inseparable part of who we are. In the end, a cure free from side effects has to be invented and must be found, to do that we need to start thinking a little more about who we are and what we want to become.”